Specialist Healthcare Scientist BMS1

NHS National Services Scotland
Edinburgh Technopole
14 Apr 2018
16 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen for suitably qualified and experienced Healthcare Scientist (Biomedical Scientist), registered or working towards registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to join the Clinical Immunology laboratory which is part of the Patient Services team of the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) based in the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. This busy laboratory provides Allergy, Immunochemistry and Autoimmune services to the Lothian and Borders area.

Candidates must hold a BSc (Hons) degree in Biomedical Science or equivalent, which is accredited by IBMS and acceptable for HCPC registration, and be registered or working towards registration with HCPC. Further qualifications (eg MSc) in Immunology are desirable. Active participation in CPD and opportunities for further study are both supported and encouraged. Experience of training less experienced staff, and a willingness to train is essential. Evidence of continuing professional development, for example, a portfolio of development, attendance at specialist courses, training on new instrumentation and learning through reflective practice are desirable.

Experience of performing a broad range of specialist and routine laboratory diagnostic investigation, both manual and automated is essential. Proven experience of audit, validation and general Quality Management System functions is desirable.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate a keen interest in the field of immunology and show a desire and willingness to learn, develop and progress within this field.The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme Disclosure check. Any candidate who has worked overseas for more than 3 months will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency.

Candidates must have current HCPC registration at the time of applying.

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Gemma Ruck onor email Further information on NSS is available from:

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 27th April 2018.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies

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